Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Suggestions welcomed

I'm getting a bit bored with the songs on my iPod and will be doing a revamping of my playlists. In the spirit of bipartisanship, I would welcome suggestions on songs/artists to add. I have a wide, varied and at times, eclectic taste in music. To give everyone an idea, here is a partial listing of the artists currently in my rotation:

10,000 Maniacs
A Perfect Circle
Alanis Morissette
Alison Krauss
Annie Lennox
Asleep at the Wheel
Barry White
Beastie Boys
Black Sabbath
Bob Dylan
Bryan Ferry
Cowboy Junkies
David Bowie
Depeche Mode
Edith Piaf
Fiona Apple
Janis Joplin
Joe Jackson
Johhny Cash
Joni Mitchell
Joy Division
k.d. lang
Led Zeppelin
Marvin Gaye
Neil Diamond
Nine Inch Nails
No Doubt
Pink Floyd
Roxy Music
Snoop Dogg
Smashing Pumpkins
The Cure
The Killers
The Smiths
White Stripes
Willie Nelson
Wynonna Judd
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
some misc Bollywood
Broadway soundtrack of Evita

I have only 2 restrictions: (1) no Christian music (2) no Bela Fleck.

Thanks in advance.


Scooter said...

Rachmaninoff: Concerto No. 3


The same recording is available on a PBS Presents Legendary Perfomances CD.

Scooter said...

I hope your Evita is Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin.

Stephanie said...

That looks an awful lot like our house (not including jazz and classical which we don't really listen to from the ipod); you're a mix of two parts my husband to one part me. Do try The Dropkick Murphys (specifically album Blackout). And Green Day (song: Minority). And Fuel (album: Sunburn). I've been really amazed by Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics; it's two CDs -- just throw Disc #1 away and enjoy Disc #2. Al Green. Nina Simone. You don't have any jazz on the list but still I'm going to throw out Rachelle Farrell (album: First Instrument). Ralph Stanley (K's a bigger bluegrass fan than me, but I do enjoy RS.) Etta James. Madeleine Peyroux. Nick Drake. Nirvana. New Order. Terence Trent D'Arby.

I see your Bollywood music which I'm not familiar with. (I mean I know what Bollywood is generally -- just don't know the music.) We went on a quest for non-dance-ish Middle Eastern music; we like the harmonies and the chant quality of older Indian music (occasionally), but I can't bear the synthetic percussion thing that constitutes the newer Indian/Pakistani music. We finally found The Greatest Hits of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan that is excellent when you're in the mood for it.

On the classical front, my all-time favorite is Garrick Ohlssen's recordings of Chopin's Ballades. I loaned it to Michael, so you can get it from him.

Have you tried Pandora.com? Great way to find new music based on what you like.

Have you seen the Metallica documentary?

Stephanie said...

What about k.t tunstall. I only know her song Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.

Stephanie said...

K says to tell you Sex Pistols.

Stephanie said...

Also from K: Joan Armatrading

Scooter said...

I echo K on Joan A.

love johnson said...

I'm not sure I have the patience for classical pieces. I used to have 1812 overture and the overture to Wagner's "Ring", but I just found myself skipping them after 5 minutes or so. I definetly had to be in the mood for them.

Yes Scooter, of course my Evita is Patti and Mandy.

I don't have much jazz, for some of the same reasons I don't have classical. I do have a couple from Miles Davis. I do have Nirvana, but no Terence Trent, which surprises me since I was certainly into his first cd.

C (to a lesser extent) and I both love the Bollywood stuff. I like the older style and the male/female songs. We have 2 stations in DFW that play Indian music - listen to them often. I have 2 cd's by N.F. Ali Khan which I love. If you are looking for Middle Eastern type music, try Dead Can Dance or any of the solo stuff from Lisa Gerrard (female vocalist of DCD). It has that sound and feel, but they are very difficult to label.

Haven't seen the Metallica movie - heard it was pretty good.

And yes, OF COURSE The Sex Pistols. I have the album, not the cd. I need to find that stuff on-line. I do have some PIL (John Lydon's after Sex Pistols band).

Thanks for all the suggestions....

Stephanie said...

Looks like iTunes 8 has something called Genius which I think may make recommendations.

Stephanie said...

K says to tell you Arcade Fire (kind of Killers sound)

Stephanie said...

Chili Peppers